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Before Labor Day comes and goes and autumn reintroduces itself, folks around the country will likely try to wring out the last drops of summer. In that spirit, Delfino Winery will host its sixth and possibly largest Celtic Festival this weekend. The festival will showcase music ranging from Scandinavian songs to storied Celtic tunes, as well as celebrating how such
Published: September 2, 2015
Umpqua Velo Club’s Vineyard Tour Bike Ride will be Sept. 12.The event will offer five cycling routes, all of them starting and finishing at River Forks Park. The routes, accommodating riders of all abilities, will be 15, 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Each route will use lightly traveled rural roads that follow the Umpqua River. Cyclists will pedal past
Published: August 30, 2015
The transition of employee to owner seems to becoming a trend at While Away Books.Karen Tolley started the book store and after 10 years, sold it to employee Peggy Cheatham. Then 11 years later, Cheatham sold to employee Josh Jones. Partnering with Jones in the purchase is his father Tom Jones and his brother Jeff Jones. Josh Jones has been
Published: August 23, 2015
Before groups like Nirvana rode their grungy teen spirit and hipper-than-thou attitudes straight to the top of the charts, the rock ’n’ roll firmament was ruled by bands that preferred teased hair, tight pants and wailing guitars.Bands with names like Journey and Foreigner, Asia and Europe, Husker Du and Motley Crüe. Bands with important things to say about rebel yells
Published: August 12, 2015
On a recent trip to Canada, I purchased a few wines that were made locally. Canadians make surprisingly good wines. The wines I sampled were from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. One of the indicators of quality that I noticed, as I was looking at all the wines in the shop, was a stamp or sticker on the bottle
Published: August 11, 2015
The deadline is Aug. 31.Keep that date in mind, because opportunities like this don’t come around every day.The Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall Scholarship Fund will award its first two $500 scholarships. The scholarships are available to Douglas County veterans, active duty service members, and members of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.Applicants must be enrolled at Umpqua Community College
Published: August 9, 2015
Aug. 5-8 Douglas County Fair. Check out their website for a lot more information regarding times, special entertainment and also daily specials.   Aug. 8 Movies in the Park, Central Park Athletic Fields, Sutherlin featuring "Flight of the Navigator." Free, starts at dusk - 10 p.m. Movies shown in Unedited Format, Parental Guidance Suggested/Rated E for everyone. For more info: http://www.visitsutherlin.com/calendar/movies-in-the-park  Aug.
Published: August 2, 2015
to prepare for today’s record-breaking heat, Terri Delfino stockpiled squirt bottles for a sellout crowd. She anticipates that tonight’s event, celebrating the birthday and career of a local music promoter, will still draw a sizeable crowd to her family’s winery despite the triple-digit temperatures.She expects nothing less for Shasta Ray.“He knows how to bring people together,” Delfino said. “He gets
Published: July 30, 2015
Wild Rose Vineyard, 375 Porter Creek Road, Winston, will host an artist reception Saturday for photographer Linda Shingler. The reception will go from 1 to 5 p.m. at the winery and will be free to attend. Shingler is a mostly self-taught photographer whose works have appeared in galleries throughout the Umpqua Valley. Her photographs of local scenes will be on
Published: July 29, 2015
Five bands will play at Delfino Winery on July 30 to honor the retirement of local musician and music promoter Shasta Ray. The event, titled “Thanks for the Memories,” will kick off at 4 p.m. that Thursday, at Delfino Winery, 3829 Colonial Road, Roseburg, and will feature the music of Acoustic Blend, Hat Trick, Homemade Jam Band, Dawn Day Blues
Published: July 22, 2015
What did we learn, other than Millennials and Gen-Xers with MBAs have a blinkered aesthetic, when Roseburg Forest Products said its headquarters staff will decamp for Springfield?It was that younger people, even those wishing to build a career in forest products, don’t want to live in the Timber Capital of the Nation. They want to market the wood, but not
Published: July 14, 2015
A yard sale at a local winery this weekend will benefit a Eugene teen who has stage 4 lung cancer.The three-day sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Freed Estate Winery, 430 Hooten Rd. Free wine tasting will be offered in the afternoons.Hailey Marie Harper, 16, was initially diagnosed with cancer in
Published: July 14, 2015
Local rock ’n’ roll crew Aces Wild is set to entertain guests at Delfino Winery. The Roseburg-based group will hit the stage at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at the winery, 3829 Colonial Road, Roseburg. Tickets will be $10, available at the door or ahead of time. Food from Smokehouse Catering & BBQ will be available.Seating is first-come, first-served.Information: 541-673-7575.
Published: July 1, 2015
Where is our county vision?It is a sad day when Roseburg Forest Products chooses to leave Douglas County, the self-proclaimed Timber Capital of the Nation. Who can blame them? They can’t attract talented people who want to live here. It is even sadder when the response of our elected county commissioners is that this is tough, but inevitable. Don’t they
Published: June 29, 2015
June 12. Movies in the Park at Stewart Park. Dolphin Tale 2. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7:30 and the movie begins at roughly 9 p.m. (at dusk). No alcohol or tobacco products are allowed in the park and no pets. June 12-14. 14th Annual Koi Show. Presented by the Oregon Koi and Watergarden Society. Judging on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Published: June 9, 2015
The Delgani String Quartet, a nonprofit organization that has recently performed at local benefits for the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Mozart Players, will take the stage at Delfino’s Winery on June 27.The quartet, comprised of cellist Kelly Quesada and violinists Jannie Wei, Morgan O’Shaughnessey and Wyatt True, will play while attendees eat and taste wine.The event is scheduled
Published: June 17, 2015
Freed Estate Winery will host its Summer Celebration Saturday, complete with hula dancers, rock music and wine tasting.A Hawaiian-style lunch, served by Smokehouse Catering at noon, will be available for purchase; and, at 2 p.m., local rock band American Goulash will perform.There is a $5 admission charge, which includes wine tasting. Reservations appreciated. Freed Estate Winery is located at 430
Published: June 17, 2015
Four greeters reclined in the shade of an RV awning at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, awaiting the parade of motor homes, fifth-wheels, trailers, truck campers and van conversions expected to roll in that afternoon and evening. The Class A motor homes that had settled into the parking lot were the first of the 200 RVs that the organizers
Published: June 17, 2015
When Elkton was young, in the mid-1800s, a visit from almost anywhere to the little town beside the Umpqua River was an arduous journey by foot, horse or wagon. But today’s visitor is just a few clicks away with two new websites. Elkton is now on Travel Oregon (www.traveloregon.com), and visitors can link to Elkton in seconds from home or
Published: June 14, 2015
Plenty of rain fell this winter, but it’s going to be a dry summer anyway.Douglas County’s drought is already bad enough that the county commissioners on Wednesday declared an emergency.Warm winter weather is the culprit. A normal amount of precipitation fell this winter, but most of it fell as rain rather than snow. Since the mountains lack a snowpack, which
Published: June 11, 2015
The Roseburg Planning Commission met earlier this week to tweak the city’s land-use ordinances. Adding clarity to running beer-related businesses in the city was among the most notable changes. The city’s land-use development ordinances are essentially the city’s fundamental rules for what is permitted on various types of land within the city. They are usually updated every few years. “Some
Published: June 5, 2015
Museum staff offers thanks The Calapooia Reflections Museum would like to thank these parties for their donations and support of our Wine and Chocolate Gala. The Mill Casino donated an overnight stay for two people and Wildlife Safari contributed two free admission tickets. Avon Products Inc. provided hand cream and bath items. Glaser Winery donated a bottle of wine.Thank you
Published: June 3, 2015
A luau will be held Sunday to raise funds for Winston teacher Jennifer Dwight, 31, who received a double lung transplant Feb. 4. Sunday’s Post Double Lung Transplant Luau aims to help raise funds to defray medical costs. The event will be hosted by the Polamalu family and will begin at 1 p.m. at Pyrenee’s Winery in Myrtle Creek. The
Published: June 2, 2015
A course for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at the Umpqua Community College Danny Lang Events Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Rooms 203 and 204.The free class will cover “Challenging Behaviors: Effective Approaches to Common Behaviors in the Non-dementia Adult Population.” It’s offered by Oregon Care Partners, a
Published: May 28, 2015
Now that Memorial Day has passed, summer has begun. The days start early and last long. The day this was written, the sun rose at 5:28 a.m. and set at 8:48 p.m. Dawn will come earlier and twilight later until the solstice.The Land of Umpqua is blessed with myriad things to do these bright, warm hours. So, get outside. Play.
Published: May 28, 2015
In Ireland’s pubs, drinkers often put down their drinks so they can pick up mandolins, violins and tin whistles to form ad hoc jam bands. As the music resonates throughout the public houses, the bands become larger, with the melodies encouraging more people to participate. That sort of musical bonhomie inspired one of Roseburg’s own Irish bands, the Red Dragon
Published: May 22, 2015
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.SundayDouglas County sheriff1:08 a.m. — Female called and said “domestic violence” several times in the 5000 block of N.E. Stephens Street, Roseburg. Police said she sounded intoxicated, but the caller denied that.6:02
Published: May 20, 2015
Age 67, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon. Ron was born on May 14, 1947, to parents Holbert D Burns and Bettyanne Minetti. He is survived by his brother Donald Burns. His joy was being a pastor of the church in Tri-City. He enjoyed the local wineries, and the beauty of nature. There will be a
Published: May 5, 2015
Two Douglas County wineries, their respective owners and the Umpqua Valley wine area have all seen a fruitful start to 2015.Earl and Hilda Jones, owners of Abacela Winery of Winston, were presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Oregon Wine Board at the annual Oregon Wine Industry Awards Dinner in late February. The achievement award is one of the board’s
Published: April 26, 2015
At one point during the recession in the 1980s, Harold Phillips’ career was quite literally in the toilets. He cleaned restrooms for the Oregon Department of Transportation.Today, as director of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Phillips runs one of the county’s most financially successful departments.Phillips, 60, grew up in Escondido and Long Beach, California. He moved to Winston in 1979 at
Published: April 14, 2015
As The Douglas County Moms focus on ways to improve the community, we stand by supporting local businesses and organizations as a sure way of doing that. Here is a winner you must check out... - When Dom and I moved down to Roseburg, we were not sorry to be saying goodbye to Portland and Salem. We both commuted 45
Published: April 23, 2014
The Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network will host its 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt for people with special needs on Saturday, March 28th. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Eastwood Elementary, 2550 S.E. Waldon St. Roseburg, and there will be prizes. People should RSVP by March 27. 541-672-6336 or visit www.uvdn.org [fblikebox appid="199895370065989" pagename="douglascountymoms"] Callahan Village Assisted Living
Published: March 30, 2015
Buying the land and materials to start a vineyard, planting the grape stock, growing and harvesting the grapes, making the wine, attracting consumers to taste it and buy it — all these aspects of the wine industry add up to a $44 million value on the Douglas County economy.That figure for 2013 was one of many revealed in a study
Published: March 28, 2015
Oregon-based musicians Asculta! Woodwind Quintet will be playing at 3 p.m. on Sunday at MarshAnne Landing, 175 Hogan Road, Oakland.The group is led by clarinetist Daniel Cathey and includes Meghan Naxer on flute, Joey Hartman on bassoon, Clara Terrell on oboe and Chris Mudd on the French horn. Featured music will cover French Quarter-inspired Mardi Gras tunes, spirited tango sounds
Published: March 25, 2015
A panel of Roseburg area winemakers and brewers will discuss those two industries at the monthly Young Entrepreneur Society’s meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday.The meeting will be held at the Paul O’Brien Winery, 609 S.E. Pine St. with a social time beginning at 5 p.m. and the panel discussion to start at 5:30 p.m.The panel will discuss the future
Published: March 24, 2015
The Freed Estate Winery will hold its spring opening at 11 a.m. Friday at its estate, 430 Hooten Road, Winston.There will be free wine tasting, and art will be on display from the Umpqua Valley Watercolor Society. The art features wood and wire crafts, stained-glass art and jewelry. These exhibits will continue throughout the year. The spring opening will go
Published: March 18, 2015
This year’s Greatest of the Grape was a sellout affair, the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association said. Of the 700 tickets sold, about 550 were standard tickets and 150 were for VIP priority. The association estimates that the event made about $12,000 profit, which will be funneled into marketing wineries under the UVWA umbrella.Ron Schofield, the event’s treasurer, said the festivities
Published: March 9, 2015

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